Asian carp

noun

Definition of Asian carp

: any of several freshwater, cyprinid fishes (such as the grass carp) that are native to Asia and were accidentally introduced into U.S. waters where they have spread widely and are considered detrimental to native fish stock due to their voracious appetite and rapid rate of reproduction

First Known Use of Asian carp

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Asian carp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asian%20carp. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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